Derek Groen

By Derek Groen, Research Associate at University College London.

This September, Joanna Lewis and I organised a Paper Hackathon event in Flore, Northamptonshire, with support from both the Software Sustainability Institute and 2020 Science.

Our highly ambitious goal was to write a scientific draft paper over the course of two and a half days within a highly informal setting. Did we manage to accomplish that? In many of the projects we did!

By Derek Groen, Fellow and Research Assistant, Centre for Computational Science, University College London

This September I will host the first Paper Hackathon event in Flore, Northamptonshire, with help from Joanna Lewis and support from both the Software Sustainability Institute and 2020 Science.

To my knowledge, this is the first time anyone has organised a Paper Hackathon, although amusingly there has been a Hackathon focused on the IPhone Papers app. With that in mind, let me share how I thought of this, and why I think it is a good idea.

The idea

By Derek Groen, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow and Research Assistant, Centre for Computational Science, University College London.

This blog is already chock-full of useful tips for software development, and much of it applies to sustaining software on supercomputers as well. Here are a few tips on developing sustainable software for supercomputer environments.

1. Get to know your e-Infrastructure

Yes, that’s what the locals call it in Europe. The locals in the UK call it High-End Computing infrastructure and the locals in the US prefer 

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